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Agrarian Scholars Earned College Degrees

Six recipients of the Programang Agraryo Iskolar (PAI) in Region VIII joined the thousands of other graduates who earned their college degrees this year.
 
Three scholars graduated from the Eastern Samar State University (ESSU) – Main Campus and one each from the Visayas State University (VSU) Tolosa, Leyte Campus, Southern Leyte State University (SLSU) Tomas Oppus campus and Naval State University (NSU) in Naval, Biliran.
 
All three graduates from ESSU in Borongan City graduated with a degree in Engineering: Grace Lumaghos and Christian Jay Lopido finished Civil Engineering, while Andrie Caspe completed a course in Electrical Engineering.
 
Meanwhile Gabriel Abad, Alma Labastida and Aigy Rose completed BS Fisheries (VSU), BS in Information Technology (SLSU) and BS Education (NSU), respectively.
 
The six graduates are dependents of agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) that made them qualify to avail the PAI offered by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).PAI is among the numerous support services extended under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).
 
DAR started offering the scholarship program to deserving dependents of ARBs in 2003. Since then, 2,494 recipients have already graduated from various courses all over the country as of 2012.
 
According to DAR Regional Director Eliasem Castillo, 108 recipients have earned college degrees in Eastern Visayas this April. He added that many of these graduates have landed better paying jobs both in the region and in Metro Manila.
 
In 2009, one of the PAI recipients placed 5th in the Agricultural Engineering Board exam. Currently he is in Belgium taking up advanced studies.

Region VIII News

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320 Eastern Samar farmers receive land titles from DAR

SAN JULIAN, Eastern Samar – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) under the administration of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and the leadership of Secretary John R. Castriciones on Monday, April 16 facilitated the release of certificates of land ownership… Read More..
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Mar 27, 2018 68

Ormoc agrarian beneficiaries savor first harvest after 21…

ORMOC CITY – Tired but happy was how the agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in Barangay Sumanga, Ormoc City looked as they savor their first harvest of sugarcane after 21 years of waiting to work on the farm they legally own.“Masaya kami dahil may income na… Read More..
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Mar 21, 2018 97

DAR turns over P69.8-M road projects in Gamay, Northern…

NORTHERN SAMAR – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P69.8-million worth of three (3) farm-to-market roads in Gamay, Northern Samar. The road projects are aimed to provide easier and faster access for farmers to transport their… Read More..
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Mar 05, 2018 147

Leyte farmers get P8.49-M road project

ALANGALANG, Leyte—Farmer and residents here no longer experience bumpy rides and wading through floods after the department of agrarian reform (DAR) recently turned over the newly concreted farm-to-market road worth P8.49 million.Nine months after the… Read More..

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